Friday, 27 March 2009

Altered Cutlery for ABAA


The amazing Patty Szymkowicz is the guest designer at Awfully Big Art Adventure this week and she has chosen the theme "Altered Cutlery". Patty's altered cutlery is absolutely stunning so theres a lot to live up to !
Nothing ventured nothing gained... so I set about twisting a fork with a pair of pliers...the fork didn't budge...but the pliers twisted beautifully !
Then I tried making a hole in a spoon...which shot up in the air and landed in the sink...so not a good start ! Lol!
I finally decided to just go for embellishing an egg spoon while I was still in one piece !
I gold dabbered the spoon and heat embossed various colours of powder on the back and front of the bowl.
I then wired some beads...making a loop for the charm and threaded the wire back through the large bead to secure it. I wrapped the plain end of the wire around the base of the bowl and twisted the wired beads around the handle.
Finally I gold dabbered the mask and added it to the bowl with silicone glue.
This has got to be some of the most enjoyable crafting I have ever done...Thanks Patty ...and Thanks ABAA !

20 comments:

Genie said...

Thanks for the Laugh!! now i know what to expect. Finished article looks great! have a fun weekend

Jennifer said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love it.
Jen x

Rosie said...

Way to go - you've made a brilliant job of this! What a clever idea to emboss your spoon like that, and I love the mask! Thanks for joining in!
Love
Rosie ABAA

Sue said...

Great job!! I love the embossing on the end of the bowl. Who would have thought a spoon could look so great!!
Sue

Linda said...

You obviously have great quality cutlery - good and strong! The spoon is fab....and I loved the fact that you said you enjoyed doing it so much.
Glad you joined in.
Linda x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH RubyMay! Your spoon is enchanted looking, absolutely fabulous, I just Love everything about it! I would have never thought to emboss on the cutlery. I am inspired. Thank you for your kind words! I did not have much luck with the fork tine twisting either. My husband seems to have the touch. We have to ask Linda how she got her tines to cooperate!

Heather said...

Your altered spoon is lovely. I have only just discovered your blog via Maureen's and will certainly visit again. I have had a quick peek at your earlier posts and love your altered books - they are very inspirational.

Melisa said...

Beautiful! I guess you'll have to make altered art out of the pliers now, LOL!

RubyMay said...

Oh brilliant fun idea Melissa...!
I'm going to go fish them back out the recycle bin...!

Rosie said...

What a fantastic job RubyMay! LOL @ the pliers... I'm hunting for old, softer metal forks at the car booty this Sunday. ;o)
I love all the gold dabbering and your beading's excellent!! =)

Kimmie said...

Oh Wow! This is very gorgeous!

Lynn said...

WOW, this is amazing!!! You certainly have the touch for altered cutlery, it's gorgeous:)

Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely! Well done for your perservering.. I can see the bent pliers very well.. I nearly bent my fingers with my effort!!

Tami B. said...

Absolutely stunning finished piece to a rather humorous beginning. Love the story behind this. Really lovely.

Tami B. said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. Ok, now you've got me started. I didn't know about AABA until today. What a lovely challenge blog.

Jan said...

Oh wow! She's gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Lol at your cutlery mishaps!!

Rubymay this is gorgeous -

hugs
Dawn
xx

Artyjen said...

Fab post, loved your details:))
Congrats on being one of the "chosen ones", well deserved.
xoxo

LaY hOoN said...

This is so cool & elegance.
Love the mask and the gold colour.

Barbara Hagerty said...

RubyMay, this is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!! Now I want to see what you'll make of those pliers! I'll bet you can alter them into something wonderful!